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November 4, 2019

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Herring Shoes – The Boot Collection

Herring Shoes is an impressive company. They are a very smart retailer that has managed to grow into one of the shoe industry’s largest contenders having a stockholding and offering that is simply mindblowing. They are based out of the UK, have price points from the low $100’s up to around $500-$600 and ship to most places on Earth. They have managed to build a pristine reputation for outstanding customer service and are among the […]

October 29, 2019

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Price Drop + More Pairs Added – My Personal Shoes for Sale

I have added to The Marketplace my last bit of shoes in my personal collection that I have for sale. I have also given a price drop to the existing ones there. All of these shoes come with some sort of shoe tree and most of them with toe taps. These will go quickly so do not hesitate to grab one or more! Sizes: UK6.5/UK7 — US7.5 / US8 Prices: Between $150-$200 Happy Shopping Justin […]

October 28, 2019

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Fur Lined boots by Meermin

I never understood how important fur lined boots were until I moved to NYC and nearly froze my feet off. Living in mild climates one doesn’t understand just how cold it can get and what that does to our body. If the feet are cold the rest of the body cannot be comfortable and I realized this real quick during my first winter in NYC. Prior to this I was never a fan of a […]

October 23, 2019

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Norman Vilalta’s Latest Models

I had a nice, quick visit with my good friend Norman Vilalta the other day as he was showcasing at Leffot of NYC. Each time I see his collection, I am more and more impressed with not only the quality, but the colors, the designs, and the overall amazing beauty they have. And I tell you that these photos do not do them justice at all. I love Norman’s style as truth be told, it […]

October 21, 2019

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Oro Los Angeles – Boots Done Differently

There is a new (relatively) boot company based in LA making some interesting pieces of footwear and their name is Oro. For those that do not know, that means ‘gold’ in Spanish. They have been on my radar for a while now but seeing this jodhpur put my interest into something greater than just curiosity. Here are the specs: 1. Price ranges from $325 to about $450 with a few boots in exotic leather or […]

October 11, 2019

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Orban’s Side Zip ‘Beatle Boot’

I normally don’t like things that have zippers on them but find the clean look of Orban’s hidden side zip ‘Beatle’ style boot quite appealing, particularly in the Dark Brown Suede. The older I get –bear in mind that is only 35– the more that I find things without laces appealing. It simply gets harder to bend over and do the darn lacing!!  And I am still quite skinny (so to speak). I guess I […]

October 7, 2019

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The Triple Buckle Boot – Magnanni’s Interpretation

For those that like that heavy burnished and Italian style of shoe design, you might be pleased to know that Magnanni has recently come out with their version of the famous Triple Buckle Monkstrap boot, so eloquently adding their personal ‘Magnanni’ flair to it with a side zip for convenient function and appeal. I have never been a fan of a zipper on anything other than a jacket but for those that love the look […]

September 20, 2019

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NYC Sample Sale – J.FitzPatrick Footwear x J.Mueser

J.FitzPatrck Footwear is having another sample sale in NYC this coming week, in conjunction with J.Mueser Time: September 23rd-25th, 2019 Monday 10am – 8pm Tuesday 10am – 7pm Wednesday 10am – 6pm Location: 14 Christopher St. Suite 1 New York – 10014 (big brown door next to French Cafe, 3rd floor, door on the left) We have a ton of great shoes to get onto the feet of anyone that is in or around the […]

September 16, 2019

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Kanpekina Rare Find – On Sale

Japanese shoemaker Kanpekina is a tough find outside of Japan. For a while, there were some French stockists carrying them but think that this fell through over time and eventually stopped carrying them. And thus other than that, getting a pair was exclusive to purchasing a flight to Japan, which we all know is not cost-effective. But it seems like one French gentleman purchased a pair while they were available, had the French sole treatment […]

September 3, 2019

Get Any Shoe/Boot You Want with Enzo Bonafe

It has been a long time now that I see Enzo Bonafe making shoes that really don’t come from any collection but that are made to the precise specifications that the client asks for. That is pretty much the idea of bespoke but without the entire last/handmade from start to finish process.  You get to make your own design under their MTO program which in reality is pretty far advanced for a shoemaker to offer […]